Discovering Columbus

Columbus on Trial For over 500 year Christopher Columbus enjoyed a seat in the pantheon of American history. Being the discovery of the New World came with well earned advantages. During the early days of our nation books, poems, and statues were made celebrating the man and his mission. Cities were named in his [...]

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No Noble Savage: The World Columbus Found

All arguments making Christopher Columbus a villain comparable with Adolf Hitler[i] or Saddam Hussain [ii] start with the premise that the world he discovered was populated by peaceful inhabitants who lived in a golden age. It was only with the introduction of the white man, critics claim, that this paradise was destroyed by the tyrannical [...]

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Columbus and Sex Slavery

I have now reached that point, that there is no man so vile but thinks it his right to insult me. The day will come when the world will reckon it a virtue to him who has not given his consent to their abuse.[i] Columbus wrote these words off the coast of Spain, bound in [...]

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BARTON: Telling the Truth about Moses

Telling the Truth about Moses By David Barton The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is currently making revisions in the state’s Social Studies standards. This governs what will be included in textbooks, and thus what will be taught in the classroom. This has set the Texas Freedom Network (TFN), a frequent critic of the [...]

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“Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death”

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. While some of his words are still familiar today, many Americans are unaware of the turbulent times preceding his celebrated address. In the 1760s, Parliament passed numerous laws directly violating the rights of the colonists, including the Sugar Act [...]

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Secretary of the Continental Congress Charles Thomson

1729-1824 August 16th marks the anniversary of the death of Charles Thomson. Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress and a strong Christian, was one of only two people who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th (John Hancock was the other; the rest signed weeks later). [1] Thomson is also responsible for the Great [...]

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Lemuel Haynes Signed Common-Place Book

Lemuel Haynes Lemuel Haynes, born on July 18, 1753, was a black American, abandoned at five months old by his parents and hired as an indentured servant. During his years of service, he was treated well and given the opportunity to attend school -- a rare experience for blacks in that day. Haynes [...]

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Sermon – Liberty – 1775

The Rev. Jacob Duche´ (1737-98) was born in Pennsylvania, a descendant of Huguenots who immigrated to America with William Penn. He attended the College of Philadelphia (graduated in 1757) and the University of Cambridge in England. He was made rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia in 1775. Rev. Duche´ was the minister who prayed the [...]

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Happy Independence Day!

America's Birthday On July 4, 1776 a group of Americans approved a document declaring the United States of America free from English rule. This document was the Declaration of Independence, and today we celebrate the 242nd birthday of this courageous action! The Declaration of Independence is the nation's birth certificate. Thomas Jefferson, the primary author [...]

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The Founders As Christians

(Note: this is a representative list only, there are many other quotes that could be listed) Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits [...]

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